Misha Glenny in Bath

Tuesday 1st November 2011

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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The benefits of living in a digital, globalised society are enormous; but so too are the dangers. The world has become a law enforcer’s nightmare and every criminal’s dream. We bank online, shop online, date, learn, work and live online. But have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned to protect us in the burgeoning digital world? Have we become complacent about our personal security – sharing our thoughts, beliefs and the details of our daily lives with anyone who cares to relieve us of them?

Join Misha Glenny, author of the international bestseller McMafia to explore the three fundamental threats facing us in the 21st century: cyber crime, cyber warfare and cyber industrial espionage. Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars each year, fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible, often super-smart new breed of criminal: the hacker. Glenny has travelled and trawled the world. And by exploring the rise and fall of the criminal website, “DarkMarket”, he has uncovered the most vivid, alarming and illuminating stories. DarkMarket is authoritative and completely engrossing – a must-read for everyone who uses a computer and the essential crime book for our times.